Category Archives: awareness

(Issue #576) Imagine The Karma Of Nobody Told Me


Or maybe we chose—and choose—to imaginethat what we heard and saw would be a passing thing with no immediate consequences. A few months before his murder in 1980, John Lennon entered the studio to record “Nobody Told Me.” It would … Continue reading

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(Issue #574) Did You Really See That?


What we know we saw, we may not have seen at all. One of the first steps in critical thinking requires we recognize assumptions.  When we read, see, or hear something, before we draw a conclusion do we evaluate the … Continue reading

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(Issue #573) Minding Your To-Don’ts


What do you have on your “To-Don’t” list? What would you like to add? One of the most significant signals Roxie and I learned as we navigated Canine Good Citizen class consists of two words: Leave It! It is a … Continue reading

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(Issue #572) Determining Relevance: Three Words


Consider three words—three questions—when determiningthe relevance of your actions. During my teaching career (classroom and workshops) providing relevant instruction motivated me each day. The bottom-line question that challenged me: “How does what I do today have relevance for the people … Continue reading

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(Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. Video recommendation for the week: A short gratitude note from me to all of you who have read, shared, and commented on my blog posts.  I … Continue reading

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(Issue #546) What If?


The what if mindset can end up creating an emotional vulnerability that leads to debilitating self-doubt. A creative writing strategy consists of two words to help a writer build suspense, give depth to character personalities, and provide unexpected plot twists. … Continue reading

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(Issue #533) Find Your Wave: Ride The Crest


If I do not get into the water, I cannot ride the wave. And if I do not ride the wave I will never experience the exhilaration and view from the crest.  Ocean waves long have been the subject of … Continue reading

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(Issue #514) Which Road?


 If you get sidetracked, what tools have you developed to help you move toward your happiness? While participating in a guided mediation, I heard the words, “There is a highway to upset and a dirt road to happiness.” (Attributed to … Continue reading

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(Issue #513) Nosie: The Ear Of The Beholder


How do you tune out the noise and allow in the useful and timely? Time to resurrect a post from three years ago this month. The topic: noise. And what we can do about it. It’s all around us and … Continue reading

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(Issue #512) Reflecting On Calm Over Noise


I hope they inspire you (remind you; reinforce you) to look at the grandeur that surrounds your place on this planet. A lot of stuff is grabbing at our attention. And some of it recently has reached critical levels. Whether … Continue reading

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